Who Am I?

20160221_160142In a nutshell, I am a Jesus-lover, husband, father, church planter, and self-proclaimed coffee snob. I am also passionate about Ohio State Buckeyes football!

My personal mission in life is to communicate the Message of God’s amazing love for broken humanity, and to share the same grace that I have so freely received!

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, God called me into full-time ministry when I was a teenager. A few years later God blessed me with the love of my life, Karine, who is an amazing woman of God that loves to serve and see people grow in their relationship with Jesus.

We both love the local church and believe that in spite of all its flaws, it is still the hope of the world! Together, we have dedicated the last twenty+ years of our lives to serving the Lord and His Church as Lead Pastors and Youth Pastors in Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, and Florida. We are both graduates of Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.

Karine has served in various capacities including Worship Pastor, Church Administrator, Girls Karine (intrepid filter)Ministries Coordinator, Kids Church Pastor, and Youth Ministry Leader. As my former district superintendent Doug Clay once aptly pointed out… she is “way outta my league!” Yet, just another example of God’s great grace in my life.

Kids School pic 2015We also value FAMILY and place a high priority on protecting our time together. In fact, God has entrusted us with the joy of being the parents of four super-awesome kids; Kelsey, Ashley, Rebekah, and Andrew. They all love Jesus with all of their hearts and enjoy “being” the church, not just “going” to church. We also look forward to “Family Night” when we just hang out watching movies, playing games, eating pizza, and making memories together.

We are currently in the process of preparing to plant a dynamic, life-giving church in the Bradenton area of Florida. If you’re ever in the area, look us up! We would love to meet you!

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